A 13-year-old Pasadena boy died when the vehicle he was a passenger in flipped over on the 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday night, authorities said.
Jose Andrade died in the solo-vehicle wreck, which took place about 7:35 p.m. on the northbound freeway, just north of Washington Boulevard, according to California Highway Patrol and Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner officials.
He was a rear passenger in an SUV being driven by his brother, a 19-year-old Pasadena man, according to the CHP. An 18-year-old Pasadena woman described as the driver’s girlfriend was riding as a front passenger in the SUV at the time of the crash.
For unknown reasons, [the driver] made an unsafe turning movement in his 2002 Land Rover Discovery, losing control and colliding with the concrete center divider wall, Brown said in a written statement. “After striking the concrete wall, the Land Rover Discovery rolled-over.”
Andrade suffered head trauma, officials said. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
The driver and his second passenger were treated for injuries described by the CHP as minor.
The female passenger was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, Brown said. The driver and the young victim were not.
No arrests had been made as the investigation continued. Drugs or alcohol were not initially suspected to have played a role, Brown said.
The boy killed in the collision and the driver shared the same last name, but their relationship was unclear.
Any witnesses, or anyone with information, was urged to contact the CHP’s Central Los Angeles-area office at (213) 744-2331.